Helping seniors maintain independence.
As the officially recognized senior nutrition program in Williamson County and Burnet County, Texas, we provide consistent and healthy meals to seniors in need each day. We offer meals at select Opportunities for WBC centers as well as home-delivered meals to those whose mobility is limited—thanks in large part to our faithful volunteers.
Meals on Wheels is a program of Opportunities for Williamson & Burnet Counties. Download our 2016 Annual Report
Meals are delivered by caring volunteers that offer a human connection for seniors who are often isolated and lonely. For many seniors these volunteers may be the only people they see on a consistent basis. Therefore, volunteers also provide a daily wellness check and can alert staff to any concerns they may have.
Congregate meals are provided at senior and community centers located in Williamson and Burnet counties. In FY2017, we served over 32,643, hot, delicious meals. Seniors enjoy a noon time meal and have multiple opportunities to engage in social and educational activities. Seniors form bonds and enjoy companionship with other seniors, staff and volunteers.
Seniors who receive our home delivery are no longer able to drive, shop or cook for themselves. They struggle to remain independent and in their own homes. With our daily contact, these seniors are at a lower health risk, have greater independence and are less likely to need assisted living.
Meals On Wheels America (MOWA) is the oldest and largest organization in the United States representing those who provide meal services to people in need. MOWA works toward the social, physical, nutritional, and economic betterment of vulnerable Americans. Meals On Wheels America provides the tools and information its programs need to make a difference in the lives of others. MOWA is a Member organization, and its Membership comprises of Senior Nutrition Programs in the United States. MOWA Member programs throughout the country provide nutritious meals and other nutrition services to men and women who are elderly, homebound, disabled, frail, or at risk. These services significantly improve the quality of life and health of the individuals they serve and postpone early institutionalization. As a national organization, MOWA focuses on those issues that can best assist its Member programs in achieving their individual missions of providing quality meals and nutrition services to as many vulnerable people as possible in the most efficient and effective manner.